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Urban Forestry Programs

The City of Olympia has a long tradition of urban forestry. Olympia has been a "Tree City USA" for 14 years, as well as receiving 5 National Arbor Day Foundation Growth Awards for outstanding urban forestry initiatives between 1995 and 2006. Olympia's Urban Forestry Program also received the Association of Washington Cities' Certificate of Excellence in 2007 for its "Healthy Urban Forests for Everyone!" outreach program.

  • Tree Protection and Replacement: Chapter 16.60 of the City of Olympia Municipal Code ensures that trees are preserved and planted. View the chapter in its entirety on our online Olympia Municipal Code
  • Hazard Tree Abatement Program:  As trees of concern are reported to the Urban Forestry office, we inspect, prune, or remove dangerous trees growing within the City's rights-of-way.
  • Streetscapes: Urban Forestry designs, plans, and manages major street tree planting projects.
  • Educational Outreach:  Urban Forestry partners with schools and non-profit agencies to produce educational outreach programs. Check out our Urban Forestry resources.

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